Release: November 17, 2007
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Binghamton men's soccer loses 1-0 to Vermont in America East title game
VESTAL, N.Y.--Junior midfielder Jordan Crasilneck scored his second goal of the season, leading Vermont (9-9-2) to a 1-0 win over Binghamton (14-6-0) in the America East championship game on Saturday night at the Bearcat Sports Complex. The Catamounts win thier fourth America East title and their first since 2000 while the Bearcats were denied of becoming the first repeat America East champion in 10 years.
A facility-record crowd of 2,087 filled the Bearcats Sports Complex to watch Binghamton play in its fifth consecutive conference championship game. Unfortunately, the loss snapped the Bearcats' 20-game home unbeaten streak, dating back to Oct. 11, 2005.
Vermont got the winning goal when they disrupted a Binghamton clear in the Bearcat end of the field. The ball was then controlled by senior forward Tyler Hasman who fed the ball to Crasilneck just outside the penalty box. Crasilneck took one dribbled and fired the ball into the lower-left corner of the net at the 19:22 mark of the game.
Binghamton tried valiantly to deadlock the game in the second half but Vermont junior goalkeeper Roger Scully, who was named the tournament MVP, made a pair of saves in the final five minutes to preserve the win. Scully finished the game with five saves while sophomore goalkeeper Jason Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y.) made seven stops for the Bearcats.
Vermont outshot Binghamton 13-11 for the game.
Stenta, junior midfielder Cody Germain (Glenmont, N.Y.) and junior back Barry Neville (Mearns Castle, Scotland) were named to the all-tournament team.
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